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College Algebra


This course teaches the fundamentals of college-level algebra, with a primary focus on functions including different theorems and formulas such as the quadratic formula, completing the square, or the remainder theorem and the factor theorem to find the zeros of a function. The course ends with a basic introduction to sequences and series.

At a Glance

Course Value: 3 Credit Hours
Course Level: Lower-Level Undergraduate
Course Length: 33 lessons
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Course Outline

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Ch. 1: Graphs, Functions, and Models
- 1: Graphing
- 2: Graphing Functions
- 3: Slope of Linear Functions
- 4: Linear Equations and Modeling
- 5: Linear Equations, Functions, Zeros and Applications
- 6: Linear Inequalities
Ch. 2: More on Functions
- 7: Analyzing Functions
- 8: Algebra for Functions
- 9: The Composition of Functions
- 10: Symmetry
- 11: Transformations
- 12: Equations of Variation
Ch. 3: Quadratic Functions and Equations; Inequalities
- 13: Complex Numbers
- 14: Quadratic Equations, Functions, Zeros and Models
- 15: Analyzing Graphs of Quadratic Functions
- 16: Rational and Radical Equations
- 17: Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities
Ch. 4: Polynomial Functions and Rational Functions
- 18: Polynomial Functions and Models
- 19: Graphing Polynomial Functions
- 20: Polynomial Division
- 21: The Zeros of Polynomial Functions
- 22: Rational Functions
- 23: Polynomial and Rational Inequalities
Ch. 5: Exponential Functions and Logarithmic Functions
- 24: Inverse Functions
- 25: Exponential Functions and Graphs
- 26: Logarithmic Functions and Graphs
- 27: Properties of Logarithmic Functions
- 28: Solving Exponential Equations and Logarithmic Equations
- 29: Applications and Models: Growth and Decay; Compound Interest
Ch. 6: Systems of Equations
- 30: Systems of Equations in Two Variables
- 31: Systems of Inequalities and Linear Programming
- 32: Nonlinear Systems of Equations and Inequalities
- 33: Sequences and Series

Course Requirements

All of our courses are scored on a 1,000 point scale. You must accumulate a total of 700 points in the course to pass the course. Below is the breakdown of how points are allocated:

Study Questions300 points
Graded Exam #1100 points
Midterm Exam200 points
Graded Exam #2100 points
Final Exam300 points

For additional details on the assignments, exams, and retake policies, check the syllabus for this course (link provided near the top of this page).

Exam Proctoring

The Final Exam for this course is administered in conjunction with a 3rd party online proctoring service, PSI Services' RPNow. RPNow proctoring allows you to take the exam on a desktop or laptop computer from anywhere you have internet access at any time, no scheduling required.

Proctoring costs $15 (paid directly to PSI Services at the time of the exam) and is ONLY required for the final exam.

Earning Credit for this Course

This course has been reviewed by ACE Credit and is recommended for 3 lower-level credit hours. Upon successful completion of this course, it will be added to your ACE transcript which is then sent to your school to be evaluated for transfer credit.

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